, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 296-297

Synthesis and antitumor activity of 5-(5′,6′-benzocoumaro-3′-yl)methylaminouracil hydrobromide and its liposomal medicinal form

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The antitumor activity of 5-(5′,6′-benzocoumaro-3′-yl)methylaminouracil (BCMU) and its liposomal medicinal form was studied in comparison to 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), a well-known antitumor drug widely used in oncological practice. The half-lethal dose of BCMU is 14.8 ± 4.2 mg/kg, while the optimum effective dose of the drug is 6 mg/kg. In this dose, BCMU combines low toxicity with significant antitumor activity, which is manifested by increased tumor growth inhibition (TGI) at a 19% increase in the lifetime (LT) of experimental animals. The antitumor activity of the liposomal form of BCMU is quantitatively and qualitatively superior to that of the nonmodified compound and 5-FU, which is manifested by the most pronounced TGI value and by a significant LT increase.

Translated from Khimiko-Farmatsevticheskii Zhurnal, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 6–7, June, 2006.